Santana Moss points to one reason for Redskins hope

Chris Lingebach
December 08, 2019 - 3:10 pm
Santana Moss points to one reason for Redskins hope

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In this lost Redskins season, it's hard to imagine things getting much worse. On the bright side, it's not difficult to imagine things getting better.

Santana Moss, who played 10 seasons for the burgundy and gold, sees plenty of good on this roster that could attract potential free agents and inspire the current roster to turn the page anew with optimism next season. First, there's the Redskins' youth movement of Dwayne Haskins, Terry McLaurin, Derrius Guice and Kelvin Harmon.

"I think one of the things that's gonna always attract free agents, or guys that just potentially might have a chance to be signed by the Redskins, is just what they're gonna be offered, whether it's gonna be contract or whether their chances of playing, you name it," Moss said during his weekly 106.7 The Fan segment, presented by Paul Henry's Windows.

"It's so much (that) goes on and it always varies from different guys, from each guy. They're gonna have their own reasons," he noted. "But if you're trying to win, and right now this organization hasn't been considered a winning organization in the last few years, you're gonna look at some of the keys, and the keys are what you just spoke on is just having as you can talk about, even three guys when you count Steven Sims Jr."

On the defensive side, the Redskins have a talented front of Daron Payne, Jonathan Allen and Matt Ioannidis that they've added to, both in the draft and even mid-season. Factor in the emergence of fifth-round linebacker Cole Holcomb and the Redskins have a strong, inspiring foundation to build around.

"Some of the things I saw on the defense (against Carolina and Detroit) for the last two weeks, just seeing the excitement of (Fabian) Moreau making plays, seeing (Quinton) Dunbar continue to shine," Moss said. "And then those guys that we pulled up and made D-ends – or I'm not saying made D-ends, but signed them and stuck them in there and they made plays for us (against Carolina) in (Nate) Orchard and (Chris) Odom, those guys, they gave me some kind of hope."

"Like look, if you have guys sitting around like this and just other guys that's still contributing as far as backups and guys on the offensive side," Moss continued, "that gives anyone – even those guys you're gonna bring back who are not young – hope that, if you get the right coach in here, with the right system and the right front office, you get all that stuff handled the way it's supposed to be, get some great football minds in house, you can never imagine what's gonna happen next."

"And I think one thing people fail to realize is that when this thing's all said and done, when this season's over with, you scrap this season and you put it behind you and then you move onto the next," he said. "The next season, everybody starts 0-0, so you have a chance to put all that behind you.

"I've been apart of teams where we had a losing season and then we went out there the next year and won the division. So you can always erase this stuff by just putting the guys in place, putting the people in the front office in place and going out there and doing a better job the next season."

That last part, getting the right people in the front office, would be reason enough to give Redskins fans hope.